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Commonweal Theatre Company presents Enchanted April


Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

The Commonweal Theatre Company presents the heartwarming drama, Enchanted April, June 26th through October 23rd with special $15 tickets available for previews June 18th to June 25th. Call the box office at 800-657-7025 or visit Commonweal Theatre online at www.commonwealtheatre.org for exact performance dates and times.

Based on the 1922 novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, this stage adaptation by Matthew Barber was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 2003. An ad offering an Italian castle for rent attracts four women seeking to leave the gloom of England behind in exchange for wisteria and sunshine. Strangers at first, they soon discover that loneliness and unhappiness is something they have in common, but also that new friendships may hold the key for the hope and love they so desperately seek.

Artistic Director Hal Cropp is in charge of steering Enchanted April from page to stage for the Commonweal. "This is a story that's captured my heart ever since I first read it," he says. "I think it offers a wonderful journey of renewal, not just for the characters but the audience as well. And the play is set on the beautiful Italian seaside - what could be better?"

Commonweal resident artists, Stef Dickens and Adrienne Sweeney, play Lotty and Rose, two middle class housewives yearning for an adventure to awaken their spirits. They are joined on their intrepid journey by Irene ErkenBrack as Caroline, a bored aristocrat, and Susan d'Autremont as Mrs. Graves, a set-in-her-ways widow. The production also features Stan Peal, Hal Cropp, Eric Bunge, Brennan Kelleher, and Nancy Huisenga.

Stela Burdt serves as stage manager and leads the production team consisting of designers Kit Mayer (sets), Jason Underferth (lights), Stan Peal (sound), Michael Van Schoick (props) and Lisa Lantz (costumes).

Thanks to support from F&M Community Bank, special weekday matinee performances are available for school groups at only $3 per person, which includes a study guide, pre-show classroom workshop, and post-performance discussion with the actors. The production is underwritten by Artesian Fresh, Inc. of LeRoy, MN.

All performances are at the Commonweal Theatre, 208 Parkway Avenue North in downtown Lanesboro. Ticket prices are $25, with discounts available for students, and groups of ten or more. There will be a sign language interpreted performance on Saturday, September 18th with half-price tickets for the hearing impaired. For tick .....
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Town and Country Club House Tour

Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
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Three Rushford residences and two Peterson Bed and Breakfast Inns will be featured on a June 27th house tour sponsored by Rushford's Town and Country Club. The Sunday afternoon tours will be conducted from 1 to 4 p.m. A $10 ticket allows entry to al ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company presents free Fillmore/Houston County night

Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
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The Commonweal Theatre offers free admission to all residents and employees within Fillmore and Houston County on Thursday, June 24th, at 7:30 pm for Enchanted April, the heartwarming story of four women in search of love and adventure. Call the box ..... 
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Chatfield Brass Band concert

Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
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The Chatfield Brass Band invites everyone to come on down to the Chatfield City Park as they go "South of the Border" during their second concert in the park on Thursday, June 17th, at 7:30 p.m. Program selections include: South of the Rio, Jamaican ..... 
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DreamAcres Farm launches play! in the barn series

Fri, Jun 11th, 2010
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The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative of Wykoff, MN, launches a three-part series of summer performances and music on DreamAcres Farm on Saturday, June 26. Performances in the play! in the barn series take place during the fourth weekend of each summer ..... 
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Over the Back Fence presents The Artaria String Quartet

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

"Over the Back Fence," a program of The Commonweal Theatre Company, presents a summer series of live music performances at the Events Hall of the new Commonweal Theatre in historic, downtown Lanesboro. The first upcoming event features the Artaria S ..... 
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Over the Back Fence Presents Mike McAbee

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010
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LANESBORO, MINN. - "Over the Back Fence," a program of The Commonweal Theatre Company, presents a summer series of live music performances at the new Commonweal Theatre in historic, downtown Lanesboro. Enjoy the unique blend of folksy blues and stand ..... 
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Rhubarb Sisters and Friends concert

Thu, Jun 3rd, 2010
Posted in Arts & Culture

Lanesboro's own Rhubarb Sisters will perform "in 3-D" at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn. on Saturday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m. "Happiness in Your Own Backyard through Poetry, Song and General Merriment" will feature the Rhubarb Sisters (Julie K ..... 
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Annual Father's Day 'Art in the Park' Festival in Lanesboro, Minn. Celebrates 30th Anniversary on Sunday, June 20, 2010

Thu, May 27th, 2010
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This year marks the 30th Annual Art in the Park, set for Father's Day, Sunday, June 20 in beautiful Sylvan Park in Lanesboro, Minnesota, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Lanesboro Arts Center, features fine art and craft, live ..... 
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